Common name: Jockey's Cap
Prostanthera striatiflora F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect shrub 0.5–2 m high, aromatic; branches very sparsely to sparsely hairy or glabrous, very sparsely to sparsely glandular.
Leaves with lamina narrow-ovate to narrow-elliptic, 8–30 mm long, 2–10 mm wide; apex acute to obtuse; base acute to ± attenuate, often subdecurrent; margins entire; surfaces bright green, glabrous, moderately covered with ± sessile glands on upper surface; petiole 0–1 mm long.
Flowers in a terminal, leafy to leafy-bracteose racemose inflorescence; bracteoles persistent, 3–6 mm long. Calyx 6–10 mm long; tube 2.5–3.4 mm long; upper lobe 4.6–6.6 mm long, 10–12 mm long in fruit. Corolla 10–17 mm long, white with purple lines inside tube and throat. Anthers with appendage 2.3–2.9 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland of semi-arid regions, in skeletal soils of rocky areas; west from Round Hill Nature Reserve.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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